Apple Trees are ideal for beginner gardeners since they are easy to plant and grow and are cost effective. Apple Trees originated in Central Asia are cultivated worldwide and are the most widely cultivated fruit trees in the world. Grow your own Apple Tree for bushels of sweet, delicious apples that you can use for cooking or eating straight from the tree in your own backyard!
About this Variety
The McIntosh Apple is a crowd favorite with a crunchy, sweet and refreshing taste. The McIntosh Apple is a delicious option for snacking, pies and crumbles; as well as a favorite for making homemade applesauce and cider. They require a minimum of 900 chill hours and a cross pollinator such as a Jonathan or Red Delicious variety to be planted nearby. This classic large red apple is a timeless choice for both seasoned and first time apple growers.
- Grow your own fresh fruit
- Classic, large red apple
- Lovely ornamentally in the landscape
- Sweet fruit with a crunchy, refreshing taste
- Excellent for culinary uses
Late Summer to Fall
Grows 14-30' tall
Plant 15-17' apart
Hardy in USDA Zones 4-8
Prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soil. To plant: Remove tree from packaging. Dig a hole twice the width and depth of the root ball. Place roots in the middle of the hole. Be careful not to plant too deep since this will suffocate the root system. Ensure the roots are nto tightly compressed. Use your fingers or a blunt instrument to loosen the roots and spread out gently to encourage outward growth into the surrounding earth. Use soil that was removed while digging to fill the hole back, remembering to only fill to the top level of the root ball. Water the soil, allow it to settle and add more soil if needed. Tamp the soil lightly. This will help the soil to further settle. Water the plant again. Add mulch around the plant in a 1-2" layer to help retain moisture. If experiencing hot or dry weather, it will be more important to water plants more frequently versus the recommended 1-2 times per week to water thoroughly. Make sure to review the recommended USDA zones for your area. It is important to select plants with recommendations for your zone; otherwise, they will not be successful in your landscape due to their inability to grow in those weather conditions.
Apple trees benefit from regular pruning, but only done during their dormancy. Prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Requires a co-pollinator.